Carol Harden Hall

Carol Harden Hall, a native Floridian, earned a BA in Fine Art from the University of Florida in 1974. She taught art in private schools in Tampa, FL. and gave private instruction in painting and drawing to children K-12 for several years while raising her family. She also freelanced as a faux finisher for many designers in the Tampa Bay area and painted pastel portraits by commission. In 2014 she dedicated herself  to painting full-time in both oil and pastel . Carol is a juried signature member of the Pastel Society of America, a signature member of the Pastel Society of Tampa Bay, A juried associate member of Oil Painters of America, and an exhibiting artist member and past president of the Boca Grande Art Center in Florida. She has won numerous awards for her pastels and was juried into the 36th,  38th & 41st exhibition of the International Association of Pastel Societies {IAPS}. She was juried into the 14th Annual convention in Alburquerque the IAPS and was also juried into the Pastel Society of America’s 50th Anniversary exhibition in New York City.

Artist Statement:

Making art is not only a means of self expression,  but a form of continual growth and renewal . When painting I can lose all thought of time and everything around me except the work I am doing. Painting is a spiritual exercise for me and a necessary part of my life.

I enjoy painting a variety of subjects from land and seascape, to the human figure and portraits, as well as wildlife and still life. Each offers it’s own unique opportunities  and challenges to study light and value contrast. Whatever I paint, I try to simplify the composition to what  it is about the subject that has attracted me and to convey that in a manner that will draw the viewer in to complete the story.

100% of my sales go to charity including foundations for mental health, abused and abandoned children, and the BGAC scholarship fund.

Commissions accepted for portraits and landscape.